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India: Relief Camp Bombed

On Sept. 27, four believers were injured when a Christian relief camp in Nandarigi village, Orissa state, providing temporary housing for Christians who fled anti-Christian, was bombed by suspected Hindu extremists, according to The Voice of the Martyrs contacts.

The Hindu man who reportedly set off the bomb was killed in the attack. Five days before the attack the suspected bomber reportedly threatened Christians at the camp with violence, according to VOM contacts. The man reportedly demanded food and shelter. VOM contacts report he returned the night of the bombing heavily intoxicated and assaulted two Christian boys while uttering more threats to believers present.   When the man slipped and fell, he detonated the bomb.

Officials have claimed that Maoist extremists were behind the attack but local Christians maintain that the bombing was planned and executed by Hindus. The Voice of the Martyrs has provided assistance to believers affected by the anti-Christian violence in Orissa. VOM provided food, shelter and encouragement to believers in Orissa.

The Voice of the Martyrs encourages you to pray for those injured during this attack. Pray that the displaced Christians will continue to look to the Lord as their enduring source of strength, provision and wisdom. Ask God to work in the hearts of Hindu extremists targeting Christians so that they will repent and come to faith in Christ.

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